Challenges facing an understanding of the nature of low-energy excited states in photosynthesis
- While the majority of the photochemical states and pathways related to the biological capture of solar energy are now well understood and provide paradigms for artificial device design, additional low-energy states have been discovered in many systems with obscure origins and significance. However, as low-energy states are naively expected to be critical to function, these observations pose important challenges. A review of known properties of low energy states covering eight photochemical systems, and options for their interpretation, are presented. A concerted experimental and theoretical research strategy is suggested and outlined, this being aimed at providing a fully comprehensive understanding.
|Author:||J. Reimers, M. Biczysko, D. Bruce, D.F. Coker, T.J. Frankcombe, H. Hashimoto, J. Hauer, R. Jankowiak, Tobias Kramer, J. Linnanto, F. Mamedov, F. Müh, M. Rätsep, T. Renger, S. Styring, J. Wan, Z. Wang, Z.-Y. Wang-Otomo, Y.-X. Weng, C. Yang, J.-P. Zhang, A. Freiberg, E. Krausz|
|Parent Title (English):||BBA Bioenergetics|
|Year of first publication:||2016|